## Standards for the lesson plan
Grade Level: 6-8## National Standards ConnectionsNational Science Education Standards (NSES): Science as inquiry- Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
- Use data to construct a reasonable explanation. (K-4)
- Use appropriate tools and techniques to gather, analyze, and interpret data. (5-8)
- Use mathematics in all aspects of scientific inquiry. (5-8)
- Use technology and mathematics to improve investigations and communications. (9-12)
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Standards for School Mathematics: Data Analysis and Probability - Formulate questions that can be addressed with data and collect, organize, and display relevant data to answer them
- Represent data using concrete objects, pictures, and graphs. (PK-2)
- Represent data using tables and graphs such as line plots, bar graphs, and line graphs. (3-5)
- Recognize the difference in representing categorical and numerical data. (3-5)
- Select, create, and use appropriate graphical representations of data, including histograms, box plots, and scatterplots. (6-8)
- Select and use appropriate statistical methods to analyze data
- Describe parts of the data and the set of data as a whole to determine what the data show (PK-2)
- Describe the shape and important features of a set of data and compare related data sets, with emphasis on how the data are distributed (3-5)
- Use measurers of center, focusing on the median, and understand what each does and does not indicate abut the data set (3-5)
- Compare different representations of the same data and evaluate how well each representation shows important aspects of the data (3-5)
- Find, use, and interpret measures of center and spread, including mean and interquartile range (6-8)
- Discuss and understand the correspondence between data sets and their graphical representations, especially histograms ... (6-8)
- Develop and evaluate inferences and predictions that are based on data
These standards are from the National Science Education Standards National Research Council.
National Science Education Standards. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press, 1996. http://www.nap.edu/readingroom/books/nses/ |